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Arts Hound

Sniffing out what you shouldn’t miss in the arts this week

Just announced: The Bali Arts Festival has invited LCC’s Balinese dance troupe Tirtha Tari to perform in the capital of Denpasar June 21, 2014. The troupe, consisting of six LCC students led by dance instructor Bonnie Simoa, will study the Legong dance form with master teacher Sang Ayu Ketut Muklen. See Tirtha Tari perform for the Asian Celebration 1:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 15, and 10:55 am Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Lane County Fairgrounds.


Erin Elder of Balinese dance group Tirtha Tar  Photo by Michael Brinkerhoff


In Eugene-Springfield, there’s no doubt that beer is an art. But what about the art that cometh alongside the brew? As part of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk (5 to 8 pm), the Springfield Museum presents an opening reception for Behind the Label: The Art of Oregon Craft Beers, an exhibit featuring the graphic art of breweries including Ninkasi, Hop Valley, Deschutes and Gigantic, among others. Come back at 6 pm Thursday, Feb. 20, for a Q&A with Tony Figoli, the head of Ninkasi’s art department.


Due to the snow-ice-rain-clusterflake, Eugene’s First Friday ArtWalk is rescheduled for 5:30 pm Friday, Feb. 14, starting at DIVA Gallery with stops at The Jazz Station, Pacific Rim Art Guild, Goldworks Jewelry Art Studio and Oregon Art Supply. 


The Cascadia Forest Defenders are also presenting their first-ever art show, Art from the Frontlines, 5 to 9 pm Friday, Feb. 14, at the ESAP Gallery. Art will include photography from the “White Castle treesit, paintings done in the tree tops,” and more. Never seen a treesit before? No problem. Look for the mock treesit in the gallery.


Theater roundup: Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning play How I Learned to Drive, which explores themes of sexual assault and misogyny, opens Feb. 13 at OSU Theatre; Radio Redux presents “Radio Daze,” featuring two plays, Love Affair and The Undead, for one weekend only, Feb. 14-16, at the Wildish Theater; The Roving Park Players perform Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park 7 pm Feb. 13-16, at Good Samaritan Center (3500 Hilyard).